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Alan Titchmarsh describing a garden designed by David Andersen.

David Andersen BA (Hons)
Contemporary Garden Designer


David Anderson BA (Hons)

In 1988 David’s passion for the environment and love of growing things inspired a career change from working in theatre, film and television design to Landscape Architecture. Based in the North West near Manchester, his design and build service throughout Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside but also works on several design projects throughout Europe.

They deal with a wide range of garden and landscape design schemes ranging from contemporary to classic, from country estate to city rooftop. Their designs are characterised by a simplicity and style embracing traditional values with new technology and original ideas.

With 25 years of experience and a dedicated team, David Andersen Contempory Garden Design are able to work closely with each client to ensure not only their satisfaction, but a garden that goes beyond their imagination. Their work has been featured on Channel 4, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and landscape design books.


David firmly believes that every garden (no matter how small) can ‘uplift the spirit and nurture the soul’. Primarily, David likes to relax, entertain (and play) outside and seeks to create this in every garden he designs and builds. The greatest successes have been gardens using natural materials: wood, water, steel, stone, plants…and wherever possible local materials.

Plants are always a great ‘harmoniser’ and it is the use of plants that make a place special, giving it the ‘human touch’. He always seeks to forge connections between spaces and people (between garden and the client), working always to capture the ‘spirit of the place’. Every design is unique and bespoke; he enjoys working closely with every client to achieve their ‘fantasy’ garden.

David’s style is pared-down, modern and open to innovation. He likes natural materials, but is also very open to using new materials and finishes, where appropriate. An important part of David’s garden design philosophy is to be open to change and embrace the fact that styles evolve.

If there is one thing that David Andersen is a stickler for – that is good lighting. Bad lighting ruins gardens. You need to have controlled lighting, both atmospheric and dramatic.

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